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January 2021

What’s Happening at the Bronxville Public Library

Important Service Changes


Due to the increase in cases of COVID-19, the Bronxville Library has reduced services until further notice.


In the interest of safety for patrons and staff:

• In-person visits will be limited to 30 minutes for browsing and picking up materials

• Seating will not be available

• Computers will not be available

• Newspapers will not be available

• Virtual programs will continue as scheduled

• Mobile printing services will be available

• Contact-less pickup services available


Help keep everyone safe by adhering to the following:

• If you feel sick or have been in contact with Covid in the last 14 days do not visit the library.

• Maintain Social distancing.

• Wear your mask! Patrons who do not wear masks will be asked to leave per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order.

• Contact-less pickup will continue for those who do not feel comfortable entering the building.


OVERDUE FINES RESUME: Starting January 2, 2021, collecting fines for overdue materials will resume.  To avoid late fees, return overdue items to the book drop inside the library during operating hours.  For your convenience, the outdoor book drop located at the front entrance of the building on Pondfield Road is open 24/7.  You may also pay for lost materials or overdue fines through a new online bill pay service called Smart PAY.


BOOK DROPS: The front book drop at the Pondfield Road entrance is open 24/7 and the back book drops on Library Lane are open when the Library is closed.


Access Your Account by Phone: With your library card and pin number and by calling (914) 674-4169, you can get a list of checked out items, get a list of current holds and renew items.


Tuesday, January 5, 4 - 5pm

Football in America, Zoom event.

The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it wasn’t always that way. Sports Journalist, Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league’s growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion-dollar business today. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceqhqjkoGNFQBUVix_G09rwiWa2hTWPq


Monday, January 11

Take-n-Make in the New Year!

Stop by the Bronxville Children’s Library Mondays during January to pick up a new project including creative activities, stem, crafts, challenges, puzzles & more!

*Additional materials from home may be needed to complete some projects*

While Supplies Last /1 project per child /First come first served basis

Call the Children’s Library for further details 914-337-7680 ext. 34


Monday, January 11, 4 to 4:30pm


Kids will feel like they are on live TV playing in a Winter Themed Game Showtogether!

Get ready to laugh and cheer during this wild and exciting virtual game show. Hosted by a professional magician and writer for the tv show, The Carbonaro Effect, kids will become the stars of their very own INTERACTIVE game show production. With on-screen winter challenges, jaw dropping special effects, trivia, and never before seen surprises, this gameshow is truly SO Fun. Kids will work as a big team to beat the high score of the week!

 Registration link: https://www.sofuncity.com/bronxvillevirtualfun


Tuesday, January 12, from 10 to 10:30am

Dawny Dew is back!

Dawny Dew has brought her show to us live online!

Just wiggle on over to our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bronxvillepubliclibrary) a few minutes before the show!

Call the Bronxville Children’s Library for further information @ 914-337-7680 ext. 34


Wednesday, January 13, from 1 to 2pm

Zoom Women & Money

Join Elizabeth Maccarone and Julia Strayer for the ongoing discussion about how to make sense of today’s financial markets.

This is a Zoom event in partnership with other libraries.  To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sd-iqrjMjGdMo4JrmgSOHCHU0HgeDeH7i


Thursday, January 14, from 9:30 to 10am

Sing & Sign on Zoom with Chloe’s Kids

Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11

Sing, dance, play and learn with Chloe from Chloe’s Kids in this live, multi-modal music class! Featuring Chloe on accordion and ukulele, this program includes is a delightful mix of traditional children’s songs, contemporary favorites, fun originals, mixed with classic hip-hop tracks. We’ll use songs, games, and stories to build foundational ASL vocabulary.

*Children of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please contact info@chloeskids.com to discuss accessibility accommodations at least one before the program you will be attending.

To register:


*Participants are only required to register once.

**For tech support day-of, patrons can TEXT 914-606-0436


Tuesday, January 19, from 4 to 5pm

Moviegoing in America: Nickelodeons to Movie Palaces to IMAX to Netflix

Ever since the movie industry was born in the 1890s, audiences have thrilled to watch stories come to life on the big screen. At first, this screen wasn’t very big—nor was attending the stuffy local nickelodeon all that pleasant. But by the 1920s, extravagant movie palaces were constructed in downtowns all over the country and moviegoing was transformed into a luxury experience. Sadly, this would end in the 1950s with the rise of the suburbs and the explosion of drive-in theaters, followed by shopping mall multiplexes. Today, going to the movies can be either overwhelming—at seven-story IMAX theaters—or thoroughly unpleasant, as your neighbor gobbles nachos and beer and teenagers talk and text throughout the film. And with the advent of the pandemic, for most of us, moviegoing is now just a memory. This presentation will look at the fascinating history of movie theaters and examine how the experience of moviegoing has changed over the decades, and whether movie theaters will survive in the age of Netflix.

Presented by: BRIAN ROSE is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.

This is a Zoom event.  To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-quqDksG9QWuNduWu5CmIJnSWdCX7w0


Monday, January 25, 7-8pm

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

Get ready to rock! Dive into the life and times of Bill Graham, the legendary music impresario behind the biggest names in rock & roll—including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and the Rolling Stones. This interactive virtual presentation of our exhibition tells the thrilling story of how a child refugee from Nazi Germany became one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. Explore psychedelic posters, oral history audio clips, and rare backstage photographs with a New-York Historical docent.

This is a Zoom event in collaboration with The New York Historical Society Museum and other Westchester libraries.  To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-2pqjojGNyEV0C1O7JbV6q4BHigzgzQ